SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

MRes in Finance and Management

On-Campus Programme

duration:
One calendar year (full-time) Two calendar years (part-time)

Fees 2018/19

UK/EU fees:
£11,855
Overseas fees:
£19,845

Fees for 2018/19 entrants. This is a Band 4 fee. The fees are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. Further details can be found in the Fees and Funding tab on this page or in the Registry Postgraduate Tuition Fees page

2018 Entry requirements

  • Subjects Preferred: Minimum first degree with good grades in any subject equivalent to a UK upper second class honours

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Overview

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

The MRes in Finance and Management degree at SOAS is unique in two respects. First, it combines a broad based training in quantitative and qualitative research methods used in financial and management studies. Secondly, due to the research background of academics at SOAS and their regional expertise, the qualitative and quantitative research methods introduced can be applied in the context of developing and emerging economies.

The programme is suitable for students with a background of BA or BSc level who wish to progress to undertake a PhD, but who do not already hold a Masters level qualification. It is also suitable for students who want to improve their qualitative and quantitative research methods skills, and for those whose Masters level degree did not contain significant research methods components. 

In many cases, students will wish to join a PhD programme after successfully completing the MRes in Finance and Management.

Convenors

Structure

Students must take 180 credits. These are composed of 90 taught credits comprising core and optional modules and a 90 credit dissertation.

The MRes in Finance and Management has three components:

1. Four core modules
2. Two option modules
3. Dissertation of 20,000 words on an approved topic

The 20,000-word dissertation is worth 50% of your final mark. During term 2 you will submit your dissertation proposal and be allocated an academic supervisor. Over the ensuing months you should meet with your supervisor at least three times before the end of term 3 for guidance. The bulk of your dissertation will be written over the summer to meet the mid-September deadline.

Part-time Study

Part-time students are required to complete three core modules during their first year, then three modules and the dissertation during their second year. Please see the programme specification below for further information.

Not all option modules are offered every year; please check your preferences with the Programme Convenor. Also note that where 15 credit modules are selected, these should be balanced between term 1 and term 2.

Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Analysing Qualitative and Quantitative Data 15PFMC084 15 Term 1
Theories in Management and Finance 15PFMC086 15 Term 2
Research Design and Epistemology 15PFMC085 15 Term 1
Advanced Quantitative Research Methods 15PFMC083 15 Term 2
Dissertation
Elective Modules
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Bank Regulation and Resolution of Banking Crises 15PFMC097 15 Term 1
Regulation of international capital markets 15PFMC061 15 Term 1
Risk management 15PFMC071 15 Term 1
Islamic banking and finance 15PFMC074 15 Term 1
Corporate finance 15PFMC070 15 Term 2
Corporate governance 15PFMC069 15 Term 2

 

This is the structure for 2017/18 applicants

If you are a current student you can find structure information on Moodle or through your Faculty.

Programme Specification

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Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning

Contact Hours

All Masters programmes consist of 180 credits, made up of taught modules of 30 or 15 credits, taught over 10 or 20 weeks, and a dissertation of 60 credits. The programme structure shows which modules are compulsory and which optional.

As a rough guide, 1 credit equals approximately 10 hours of work. Most of this will be independent study, including reading and research, preparing coursework, revising for examinations and so on. It will also include class time, which may include lectures, seminars and other classes. Some subjects, such as learning a language, have more class time than others. At SOAS, most postgraduate modules have a one hour lecture and a one hour seminar every week, but this does vary.

More information is on the page for each module.

Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

Full details of postgraduate tuition fees can be found on the Registry's Postgraduate Tuition Fees page.

This is a Band 4 tuition fee.

Fees for 2018/19 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 

Full-time Part-time 2 Years Part-time 3 Years
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
11,855 19,845 £5,928 £9,923 £3,952 £6,615
Scholarships
Felix Non- Indian Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2018-01-29 00:00

Felix Scholarships

Application Deadline: 2018-01-29 00:00

John Loiello AFSOAS FISH Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2018-02-20 17:00

SOAS Master's Scholarships

Application Deadline: 2018-02-20 17:00

Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship

Application Deadline: 2018-02-20 17:00

Tibawi Trust Award

Application Deadline: 2018-06-05 00:00

For further details and information on external scholarships visit the Scholarships section

Employment

The School of Finance and Management (SFM) maintains close links with employers in the United Kingdom, and its focus regions. We expect that many of our graduates will move into higher education, research and development, manufacturing, banking, consulting, media, and other industries.

A Student's Perspective

I would recommend the MSc Finance and Financial Law programme at SOAS for those who are interested in both finance and financial law while also wish to compare the differences between jurisdictions. The programme is perfect for those who would like to pursue a career in relation to the emerging economies in the future.

Yiyi Li, China

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